Efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19 through public health measures such as social distancing and self-isolation have taken a toll on Hong Kong’s youth. With prolonged school closures, many youth have increased their screen time and reduced their physical activity as well as face-to-face social interaction, which can contribute to low mood and loneliness. Changes in routine combined with the anxiety and stress associated with a new and unknown virus can lead to changes in behavior.
As a parent, it may be stressful to take care of both your own and your children’s mental health and wellbeing. This booklet aims to discuss how you, as a parent, can support your kids as well as yourself during these difficult times.
Download our booklet for Parents’ guide to navigating difficult times like this. We include tips and suggestions to maintaining good mental health while juggling different priorities in life.